with Up-To-Date Theatricals founder Annie Chadwick
Whether you are a seasoned professional, a wide-eyed beginner, or lost in the actor maze, Annie offers one-on-one career consultations tailored to your specific career needs.
Coming from a unique perspective of having the most comprehensive up-to-date database of industry contacts, knowledge of current trends, professional performance experience in all areas, and client feedback, Annie can create an innovative, individualized step-by-step plan for you to achieve your career goals.
Current clients range from experienced professionals working in Film/TV/Commercials and on Broadway to those new to the business.
Annie's active clients receive a FREE 1-Month Full Access Trial to the Up-To-Date Actor (if new to the platform), a 20% discount offer on paid Up-To-Date Actor subscription, and access to a new resource section (client only) of the Up-To-Date Actor.
This new, client only, resource section includes detailed resume, cover letter, submission, and follow-up examples. These examples are in addition to numerous tips and advice on how to go about reworking your marketing tools and industry referrals for headshots, reels, etc.
How Annie's Acting Career Consultations Work
While every engagement is unique, there tends to be a general format that we follow here at Up-To-Date Actor for our acting career consultations. We break our consultations down into three parts.
Part 1 – Career & Marketing Materials Review
Upon agreeing to work together for acting career coaching, Annie will ask you to send over certain materials prior to the first meeting. This will help her learn more about you as an individual, as a talent, and about your career goals. It will also provide insight into where clients are in their own career paths and will indicate which (if any) changes need to be made along the way.
The materials Annie asks clients to send are:
- Phone number
- Reels & Self-tapes
- Actors Access Profile
- Casting Networks Profile
- Website (if one exists)
- Agent representation information
- Agent/Casting Director submission cover letter(s)
- Career overview (as client sees fit)
- Main performance career goal for upcoming calendar year
- Secondary short-term goals to support main year-end acting career goal
Part 2 – One Hour One-on-One Virtual Consultation
Part two of this three-part package is the one-on-one virtual consultation. During your session, Annie will provide you with suggestions about your marketing materials, including what changes, if any, may be needed. She will also advise on which new materials need to be created to achieve your career goals.
Another component of this coaching session will be Annie outlining clear and specific next-step strategies to move your career forward in your area of focus. This will include stage and screen project suggestions that are a perfect fit for your unique talent. While on this call, you will have the chance to ask Annie acting career questions and for feedback on the materials you have provided.
At this stage, you will also be given one month of full-access trial membership to the Up-To-Date Actor, a 20% discount offer on paid future Up-To-Date Actor subscription, and total access to our new resources section, which includes:
- Targeted agent/manager lists and referrals
- Cover letter/resume samples
- 13 essential marketing tools overview
- Acting career coach and training resources
- Actor reel production companies
- …and more!
Part 3 – The Five-Day Follow-Up
After your one-on-one session, Annie will give you 5 consecutive business days of follow-up email collaboration with questions about what you discussed during your consultation, as well as a review of any homework materials she may have asked you to work on.
The Five-Day Follow-Up is one of the most important areas of Up-To-Date Actor’s 3-Part Consultation. Completing the homework and sending back updates for Annie to review is a critical next step for keeping the momentum moving forward and taking your acting career to the next level.
Should you require additional support or want to continue to work with Annie for one-on-one acting career coaching, there is also the option to sign up for ongoing 1-hour consultations. This is available to returning clients who have been active with Up-To-Date Actor and our services within a 6-month period. After a 6-month period of inactivity, you will be considered a new client.
Ongoing acting career coaching services include:
- A review of marketing materials (must be submitted at least 24 hours prior to session).
- Access to the resource section on UTDA.
- 3 business days of email follow-up availability, with feedback on information outlined during the consultation. This is an abbreviated version of the Five-Day Follow-Up.
Frequently Asked Questions About Working with Annie
Who are Acting Career Consultations for?
Our clients range from experienced working professionals to those just getting their feet wet in the entertainment business. The career path of a working actor is varied and individualized. We custom tailor our acting career consultations to meet actors where they are in their professional journeys.
How much does it cost?
For pricing information about standard 3-part Acting Career Consultation package and additional one-on-one follow-up consultations, please email email@example.com.
How many consultations do I need?
The 3-part Acting Career Consultation package includes one single-hour one-on-one virtual consultation in addition to all email correspondence throughout the Five-Day Follow-Up. If you feel that you would benefit from additional consultations, you are more than welcome to discuss this with Annie. She will work with you to determine the most appropriate plan to help you achieve your acting career goals.
Can you guarantee results?
Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee results with this or any program. In fact, we caution clients to be wary of any acting career coaching program that promises results. The world of entertainment is fickle and very much up to chance. Still, there are things you can do to put yourself in the best possible position to see success as a working actor. Our client testimonials are evidence that our program can work as long as you put in the required time and effort.
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ANNIE CHADWICK is the founder and co-owner of Up-To-Date Theatricals LLC. Her multi-faceted performance career ranges from the stages of opera & musical theatre to the world of film and TV. Recent work includes: Elmwood Playhouse play reading series, Calendar Girls; Feinstein/54 Below Cabaret, "Broadway Bluegrass;" NPR - Trials of the Earth with NYCity Slickers; Feature film, "Hank Boyd is Dead," director Sean Melia. Film/TV Credits: Confessions of a Shopaholic, as John Lithgow’s wife; Law & Order: SVU; Animal Planet; Hallmark Channel’s New Morning; Awakenings. Favorite Theatre Credits: Jacques Brel: Life Dance; Something’s Afoot; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Cabaret; Hello Dolly!; Baby; Steel Magnolias; Jerry’s Girls, Same Time Next Year and Faust with Jerome Hines. Lead Singer/Songwriter, NYCity Slickers Credits: Tours: Norway Tour & Mississippi Home; soloist, "Bluegrass Mass; NBC TV - All Night with Joey Reynolds; NYC’s Central Park concert, opening for Grammy winner Marty Stuart. Albums: Layin’ It Down and Cotton Comet Sky. Annie has a Masters Degree from Indiana University, School of Music. www.NYCitySlickers.com Proud member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA, ASCAP, AGMA. Email Annie: firstname.lastname@example.org